Tata Motors will launch the renamed 'Tiago' hatchback in India on march 28. The Tiago was earlier known as the 'Zica' but Tata had to change the name due to the Zika virus outbreak in South America.
Powering the Tiago are two brand new engines from Tata. The 1.2-litre petrol engine pushes out 84bhp and 114Nm of torque while the 1.05-litre disel engine churns out 69bhp and 140Nm of torque. Both engines will have multiple drive modes, the first time the option has been given in a car in this segment.
Tata has fitted the Tiago with dual airbags up front along with other safety measures like a clutch lock for the engine which doesn't allow the engine to start unless the clutch is depressed.
The sound system on the Tiago is helped along by an 8 speaker sytem setup from Harman. Tata has also added a naviation system with turn by turn navigation from MapMyIndia, another first in the segment.
The Tiago is expected to be priced at around Rs. 4 lakhs ex-showroom when it is launched on March 28. The Tiago will replace the aeging Indica eV2 and will go up against the Maruti Celerio and the Hyundai i10.